She should have sensed there was danger the moment the door creaked, but the winter afternoon was deceiving in its temperament.
He inched closer from behind, while she pored over her book, oblivious to the danger that lurked in her household in Delhi – the city her parents had warned her against.
He had no motive but cold blood, and sneered as he clasped the weapon, silently picked up from her kitchen, tightly in his palm.
Though horror-struck, she could not scream; the weapon was effective, painful and shock-inducing.
The wall, painted fresh an hour ago, now sported a large blob of tomato ketchup, emptied carefully from a sachet.
Her five-year old son had feet as sure and silent as a cat.
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Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week, Lillie McFerrin posts a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate can write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in the five sentences, and is just for direction. This week: FRESH.
Now every Friday on Saddi Delhi.
feels good visiting your blog! each time!
Feels good hearing from you, each time. 🙂 Keep in touch.
Hahaha…that was unexpectable. Love it
Thanks a lot Novroz. So good to hear from you.
Oh..this was cute..!!
Thanks a lot! Welcome here, Samjoth. 🙂
My pleasure 🙂 I am new here and was browsing through posts..!!
You have a really creative space..!!
See you around..
n yes, do stay in touch 🙂
Absolutely will do…you too. 🙂
Be good…!! 🙂
Perfect in 5 sentences with a perfect twist! 🙂
Yeay! Thanks a lot, Nibha. 🙂
quite creaky and happy new year
Happy New Year to you too.
Ha! That was awesome!! And in just 5 sentences!! 😀
Thanks a bunch Pixie! 🙂
You a terrific story teller. Just love the climax and heart pounding narrative:)
Thank you for your kind words Vishal. Made my day. 🙂
Oh my God!! I was worried how it was going to end. What an unexpected twist – loved it 🙂
Thank you so much. 🙂
Glad you liked it! Hope to see you around more often.
haha .. sweet ! though i can not get over the horror of stain on a freshly painted wall !!! oh my
Horrifying, isn’t it? 😀 I couldn’t agree more.
I never quite believed those washable paint claims they keep making in TVCs.
neither do i. specially given to kids :p
Exactly. There’s nothing they cant achieve if they try. 😛
phewwwwwwwwwwwwwww I thought otherwise..
I dont mind that happening all the time …
made me smile in the end … thank you
Glad the post made you smile Bikram. Thanks a lot. Take care. 🙂
Deboshree- My first time here but what a way to begin. I so loved the twist and the ending :).. Keep writing. And hey I am Delhiite too!
A hearty welcome here, Sia. Delighted you enjoyed the twist. 😀
Hope to see you around more often. Always a pleasure to hobnob with fellow Delhites. 😉
Whoa! Now that was gripping, except the end, which was amusing! Enjoyed reading the suspense thriller!
Thanks a bunch, Shilpa! Glad you enjoyed the post.
Welcome to Saddi Delhi. 🙂
haha, I like the twist at the end 🙂 Happy 2015!
Thanks Nish! A fabulous 2015 to you too! 😀
That is awesome…you got me prepared to see the serial killer and thaen splat came the ketchup…too cool!!
Haha, delighted you enjoyed the revelation of the serial killer. 😉 A warm welcome here, Oliana.
That was really good! The tension ending that way was sure innovative 😉
Hey Adi! Good to hear from you. 🙂
Haha, delighted you enjoyed the post. Hope you have a splendid year ahead. 🙂
Wish you a happier and healthier year ahead too! 🙂
Here’s to 2015! 😀